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transportation authority. all of us are very familiar with commissioner avalos's work in one of the things that i think he will bring to this body is a commitment to ensuring that there is equity income resources are allocated by this agency, making sure that the needs and interests of every district are met. and to make sure that when it happens it is done in a transparent, open way that is inclusive and allows people to voice their concerns. i had the honor of serving with commissioner avalos for four years. i am proud to have the opportunity to nominate him. he has demonstrated leadership qualities in so many ways. i know the authority will be well served, the entire city and county of san francisco will be well served, especially important as we are going to this transition, as we will find a new, who knows, a permanent executive director that we have that continuity. it is my honor to nominate commissioner john avalos as chair before you. is there a second? seconded by commissioner weiner. any other nominations for chair? seeing none, why don't we open it up to public comment. any membe
fair and process to select our executive director. i believe that commissioner avalos will be able to handily take the wheel and help us usher and addresses key issues that i've outlined today. thank you. >> thank you commissioner, before i turn to commissioner wiener, i want to ask if there is any other member of the public who like to say something else on this item? public comment on this is closed. commissioner wiener. >>i'm happy to support commissioner avalos as chair. sometimes something to get lost in the debates is that even though we have areas of disagreement but often get a lot of attention, a lot of press coverage because anytime you have a big dispute at city hall that is likely to get the attention, in reality when it comes to transportation policy in the city, the vast majority of what we do and what we need is completely not controversial when working together on getting high speed rail, transit, that we get adequate funding from muni, improving pedestrian safety, bicycle roads, we have broad consensus. i know that our chair campos, we are proof in the pudding
. i would like to thank my cosponsor, supervisors cohen and avalos and president chiu. i would like to move support for the amendment and for the amended resolution as well. >> supervisor mar is maybe amendment. is their second? >> supervisor farrell. we can take them without objection roll call. >> supervisor chiu: aye >> supervisor cohen: aye mke aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: aye >> president: the resolutions adopted as amended and if we could go back to the balance of the consent agenda, items 2-11. same house, same call. resolutions are adopted, ordinances passed. can you call item 12. >> (from agenda) >> president: supervisor kim? >> supervisor kim: we are coming to near and on discussion around the supplemental appropriation and i wanted to take a moment to fact my cosponsors, supervisors campos, mar and avalos, and also supervisors cohen and chiu for your support. this is a long-standing conversation that i've engaged with -- since july of last year. large cuts that have happene
we see, this is a nice one to put it nicely. thank you very much. >> supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: before the board meeting today i was in my office with the appellant, ms. lam and with habitat for humanity, trying to see what we could do a negotiate some kind of settlement separate from this appeal. i really feel that the appeal does not have strong merit. i will not be supporting or upholding the appeal. having said that i still believe that there is some agreement, some negotiation that can continue on access not necessarily access to property for gardening for ms. lam's 83-year old father, but habitat is made an offer to help build the growing areas within ms. lam's yard with volunteers and that is significant. we are seeing 28 new units of affordable housing. we have not seen anything like that. we are talking about a program about how to make low income families economically viable to on their own homes. those are significant things. the best accommodation is to build something worthwhile in ms. lam's backyard or finding other resources than the neigh
supervisor avalos said, talking about in some respects two different cities. and what happens to some people in san francisco. we are a city of great wealth. we have because of a lot of different reasons we are fortunate enough that we have more resources in san francisco then many places throughout the state and throughout this country. but the reason why this vote is so important is that even though we as a board of supervisors do not have actual governance of the schools, what we have done in san francisco over the years because of the work of people like -- and gavin newsom and others is that we have recognize that where our state and federal government have fallen short in fulfilling their duties and obligations to properly funding public schools we a city government have stepped in and fill those gaps. the important point is not for us and giving the school district money that it is already entitled to. i'm glad that we will comply with what the law already requires in the intent of those measures were. the whole point of the supplemental is to recognize that we have a fundamental pr
of the superbowl heading san francisco 49ers. madame clerk please call the role. >>> supervisor avalos, avalos present. breed present. supervisor campus poes present. president chiu, chiu present. chu present, supervisor cohen, yes, i'm here. >> cohen present. supervisor farrell. farrell present. kim present. supervisor mar, mar present. supervisor wiener, wiener present. and supervisor yee.y present. mr. president all members are present. >> thank you could you please join us in the problem of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] i pledge allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. madame clerk are there any communications. >>> there are no communications mr. president. >> and could you read read our consent genta. items one-18 are considered routine and if a member objects a an item may be ri moved and considered separately. >> colleagues would anyone like to sever any of these items, camp poes aye. supervisor chu, sprfer cohen, aye? a. supervisor fa
the following my colleagues the following colleagues who have co sponsored this resolution supervisors avalos, breed, chiu, farrell, kim, mar and wiener. higher education truly is the key to success in this country and the ability of many students to attend an institution of of higher learning is based largely on their ability to secure financial assistance. i know from my own personal experience i'll not be here today sitting in this chair without the ability to have received financial assistance to go to college and to go to law school. unfortunately, the cost of the higher education continues to rise for private, public and for profit community colleges thought this country and students and families in san francisco are right now in the ross pros of making very important decisions about their future. so it is critical that we as a city increase the awareness about financial aid and how the process worgz and specifically the free application for federal student aid, the f a f s a application, which if completed will ensure that student have access to the many reresource available to them
had the support from david campos, maria cohen, john avalos and others who have stepped up; we look for the rest of the board to step up, fight with us, save our communities. our communities are dying and getting these mixed messages on tv that we are doing this and that for the community. the damage that you have done you have left behind and it is up to us to fight and struggle and keep our people in their homes. we have a serious issue going on and we need to address it. thank you. >> >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon supervisors, my name is [indiscernible]. scott wiener needs to be recalled; he is a puppet and a shadow government. he called for a resource purposely so that it would never show that. david chiu needs to be brought to justice. think about the future. ask yourselves, what kind of the future would like for yourselves, for your children, for your grandchildren? do you want our city implanted to turn into corporate hell? a world pollution, exploitation, tyranny, misery? every time you use your power to advance the corporate agenda you bring the
cosponsorship. i want to thank supervisors avalos, mar and kim. between now and the time that this item goes to committee, and the item comes to the full board, i look forward to the opportunity of having conversations with all of my colleagues about this important item. i welcome any input and insight that people have about the process and the underlying substance of this proposal. i also want to take this opportunity to thank and number of individuals that have been helpful and supportive getting us to this place. i want to begin with stuart milk, and the immediate family of harvey milk, strong supporters of this item including the harvey milk foundation. the family is a family that has gone through a lot. i know this is not something to take lightly i appreciate their support .i want to thank people who knew harvey, and were close to harvey, and gave me the guidance whether or not to proceed with this. including a seven member -- -- jones was another icon in the lgbt committee and former supervisor harry britt, who had the honor of being appointed to the seat following harvey's assassina
: aye >> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: aye >> supervisor breed:aye >> the motion is approved. roll call for introductions. >> will start with supervisor campos. >> supervisor campos: i would like to an in memoriam for a special person that unfortunately passed away december 26, 2012, rebecca -- a beloved environmental activist, and the first person to lead the rain forest action network. rebecca died while vacationing with family in mexico with her husband and close friends. she spent her life traveling the world traveling the exploitation of rain forest, championing the preservation of natural resources and human rights winning numerous battles in the ongoing fight for the help of our echo system. two months before her death, rebecca led the nonprofit that she headed to the most historic victory in the organizations history persuaded the disney company they use only paper that did not come from an endangered rainforest. rebecca said, we don't always know what creates social change. it takes everything from science to fait
member will be supervisor avalos. the budget committee will be augmented by supervisors breed and wiener. for our city operations and neighborhood services committee, i discussed with a number of you. i plan to introduce a motion to combine our cons committee with public safety to a new neighborhood services and safety committee. i will mention that that is the name we are using is a placeholder. if any of you have better more creative names , we are open to suggestions. the chair will be supervisor campus, vice chair supervisor mar, third member supervisor yee. supervisor kim will share the school committee. for government audit and oversight, chaired by supervisor chu, vice chair supervisor cohen, third member supervisor campos. land-use committee will be chaired by supervisor wiener, by shared by supervisor kim and i would join the member of the third member. rules committee will be chaired by supervisor breed. because we have a budgeting rules committee schedule for this week these assignments are effective this friday the thirteenth. for those of you who are chairs start to work
and also on saturday, i was happy to be at the community inauguration at our city's -- supervisor avalos and i were enjoying the community spirit that was will and alhando said that he wants to see poetry come into all chambers of government and so i look forward to his ideas and supporting those in strengthening our community with poetry and i also want to say that i tended on sun day a ceremony with maritally and it was a civil rights heros by the asian caucus and other and is our great alumni of san francisco state and dany tbloiver was the m c and he was wonderful and but he gave property props and recognition to some of the asian pacific islander communities like [name?] andsure coach yes, i amia who was also a great frequent friend of his as well and filipino labor leaders like larry [name?] and phillip vera cruz to hey had a aian leaders and many others from our history of struggle in the asian and pacific islanderrer community but it was a wonderful program and congratulations to the hero's program and i also p wanted to say that tomorrow another asian and pacific islander event
in my neighborhood. i hope you do well with it. the previous resident was supervisor avalos. i do represent -- i try to work with the voters of that neighborhood consumers of government service and taxpayers. that group is not particularly well-organized. we try to piggyback our needs in the back of more well organized groups. there is a difference in our positions although subtle it has an impact on the outcome of services. i appreciate the discussion about the thirteenth amendment; there was a long period in history without an amendment of the constitution at that time; there was a divergence between provision of service and the needs of the time. we are in a similar time now. you have the louis armstrong airport, jfk. what happened to the george w. bush sewage treatment plant? >> next speaker. good evening ladies and gentlemen and the world it's almost like hollywood. i'm going to start my own television show, city hall. it's not silly. a lot of things going city hall, racism, discrimination, a lot of things. they even draw big -- here at city hall. right now i'm trying t
. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. >> president chiu, aye. >> supervisor chu, aye. >> supervisor cohen, aye. >> supervisor elsbernd, aye. mr. president, we have 11 ayes. >> president chiu: the motion passes the categorical exemption is affirmed. colleagues, why don't we go back to general public comment. and hear from members of the public that wish to speak near generally. if i could ask members of the public to excuse yourself from the chamber quietly so we can continue with business. let's hear from the first speaker please. walter. >> thanks. finally. when are you going to get a movie here? when are you going to get some work for us. i thought of a new movie that a supervisor finishes a long term and then he goes in this movie right to the airport, he's gone. leaves -- you ever seen the movie, the stepfather? it sounds like a good -- a little change of a movie. but it sounds like a good one. he leaves the city, just leaves it after that. and thanks for being here. thanks for your work, supervisor elsbernd. and thanks for elsbernd being in your morning,
? supervisor avalos. >> thank you madame clerk just a couple of items for introduction is a memoryium for daniel colon. you might know about, he was shot and killed last monday morning in the -- neighborhood and is leaving behind an 11 -years-old son and many many relatives in the area and yesterday morning, was his service at value lenities on mission street and it was pretty impressive to see the community he had around him going back generations to the [name?] district and it was like almost every ever street in the compel sell cor district was mourned. and he made great contribution to his community he was known as a peace maker loved mudsic played the drums a big 49ers fan and liked to swipe from alcat triads to the north beach area and it's amazing how large this community was and he is sure lie going to be missed in the community my next item is calling for a hearing to look at the impact of the lie dour scandal the bank offered rate scandal several banks over the course of selfyears had clueded in setting rates that have had a real detrimental impact on municipals and the way
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